Summary: I'm a Pro Videographer - I picked up one of these for a song, just to have it. The image quality is pretty good for a single chip camera... but the mini-DVD format is sort of a mixed blessing... Pros: mini-DVD's are cheaper than tape now, if you know where to look these DVD' can be finalized and then played back right away in any DVD player - this is handy for impatient people to see what they shot right away, etc - and is also nice because it then becomes a format that...
Summary: Camcorder has a few more scratches than i like but all of equipment was there except bag,but where else can you give a gift like this that does just about everything for a beginner.You can record right on the disc.that is what i like.
Summary: Very nice camcorder. Only drawback is the fact you can't transfer video footage in raw format. But the nice thing is the ability to use it as an external dvd burner. Footage is very crisp and sound is really good, but tinny at times.
Summary: Works wonderfully except the scrolling button is rather small and hard to use with larger hands. Recording on the DVD is great. Seeing the DVD almost instantaneously is great. Light weight enough to carry everywhere.
Summary: i think it is a good buy, because I bought it ;-: i read a lot of reviews before i bought. some were accurate, some were not, at least in my experience. for example, i was not able to edit the movies using MS movie maker, as 'gadgester' suggests below. after a careful read, i realized he never tried it, why mention it then? i think that may be misleading. the camera is very small, but very user friendly. I used dvd-rw from office depot, they worked well so far.